Teen Issues

Today’s teens and adolescents face a variety of unique issues. Adolescents are still figuring out who they are and what their place is in the world. They may be struggling with questions of identity, sexuality, and relationships. Adolescence is also when a number of mental health problems (such as anxiety or depression) may first develop or become noticeable. A mental health professional who specializes in adolescent issues can be a great asset in helping a young person navigate this distinctive time in their lives. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s experts today!

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Adolescence can be a confusing time with so many changes happening internally and externally. Not to mention social and academic pressures. I help teens and tweens learn skills to regulate their emotions and get curious about their uniqueness and individuality. I have extensive work with adolescents in both individual and group therapy.

— Cori Ross, Therapist in Alpharetta, GA

Adolescence is such a pivotal time full of exciting changes and finding ourselves. It can also be a time of uncertainty. Whether it's exploring identity and self-esteem, working through feelings of depression and anxiety, or learning to more about managing a new busy schedule, I enjoy working with teens of all backgrounds. It's my goal to offer teens a safe space to open up, express themselves, and process their emotions.

— Olivia Szabo, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
 

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— Alyse McKeal, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Williamsburg, VA

The adolescent years can be tumultuous and full of uncertainty. Whether you are trying to overcome the past or forge a better future for yourself, it can be hard when you don't feel like you have many adults in your corner who truly get you and that you feel comfortable with. I have a knack for connecting with youth, and I can help you break unhealthy patterns, learn how to cope well, enjoy healthy relationships, and form a good decision-making grid so you can reach your full potential.

— Rebecca Lomeland, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Vancouver, WA
 

I have specialized training and experience in working with youth. I started my career in School Counseling and have worked in both a middle school and high school setting. I am well versed in the issues facing youth today.

— Paige Sparkman, Counselor in Grosse Pointe Park, MI

Being a teen can be challenging, confusing, and overwhelming! Teens can feel that they are the only ones dealing with a problem and might be too afraid to reach out to their parents or even their own peers. I have experience in working with teens on a variety of issues including but not limited to anxiety, ADHD, depression, neurodiversity, self-esteem, and life transitions . I believe that having a strong therapeutic relationship and being authentic are the most important aspects of treatment.

— Panicha McGuire, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
 

I specialize in working with teens. I engage them with respect and pay special attention to the precise words they use and what is important to them.

— Jonathan Benko, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Santa Cruz, CA

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— Alyse McKeal, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Williamsburg, VA
 

Navigating the teen years can feel like trekking through a maze with no map. As an adolescent, you might grapple with self-esteem issues, feel unheard, or struggle with fitting in. I'm here to tell you, it's okay, and you're not alone. Using my knowledge of narrative and cognitive-behavioral therapies, we'll explore these feelings together. We'll work on building your confidence, identifying your unique strengths, and creating coping strategies that help you conquer the challenges you're facing.

— Kendyl Davis, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Nashville, TN

I have specialized training and experience in working with youth. I started my career in School Counseling and have worked in both a middle school and high school setting. I am well versed in the issues facing youth today.

— Paige Sparkman, Counselor in Grosse Pointe Park, MI
 

Specialize in treatment of issues related to children and adolescents and how to address their unique therapeutic needs.

— Naomi Babcock, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Huntington Beach, CA

I think the teen years are such a great time in life. The struggles involved aren't lost on me, but a teen is a person explosively expanding in their ability to explore, think critically, and relate. There's so much for them to gain from a safe and confidential space where they can unpack and explore with an adult who isn't an extra parent, or even an authority figure, but a partner and guide in the journey of beginning to discover what they want out of life.

— Mike Ensley, Counselor in Loveland, CO
 

I have worked with 5-year-olds to seniors in high school for most of my career. I do very well with kids, and they seem to be very comfortable and open with me. We discuss therapy goals with parents/guardians and get to work. But I promise you we have fun reaching the therapeutic goals!

— Becky Turner, Counselor in Grand Rapids, MI

Teens today struggle with confidence and the pressures of success in school, sports, and home to balancing social media, technology and life. They are surrounded by a world sending them confusing messages causing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress and more. Sessions with preteens and teens are fun, interactive, and challenging to help them discover who they are and who they want to become.

— Jason Brown, Licensed Professional Counselor in North Richland Hills, TX
 

I have spent some time working in school settings and the dependency system helping adolescent navigate familial struggles as well as stage of life struggles. Some of these struggles include academic pressures and expectations that may be face at school. Being an adolescent can be difficult as others are navigating self identity while feeling pressured by others to meet certain standards.Together we can work on conflict resolution and self esteem to help adolescents find their identity.

— Michelle Bundrum, Clinical Social Worker

Adolescence is a time where it can feel difficult to navigate changes and the brain of an adolescent is complex. I specialize in adolescent mental health and gear my post graduate study towards this age group specifically.

— Stacie Later, Clinical Social Worker in Sandy, UT
 

At Newport Academy, we believe that true transformation occurs as our teens learn to see themselves as beautiful, bright, and powerful people who can take control of their own lives. In order to help our patients achieve that goal, we maintain the highest possible standards for our services, and commission third-party evaluations of our programming. By consistently gathering and analyzing data related to our outcomes, we’re able to make more strategic and tailored decisions for our patients.

— Newport Academy, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Orange, CA

I have worked primarily with young people as well as adults. Adolescents struggle with many of the same issues as adults as well as some that are specific to their population.

— Ashley Hilkey, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Bloomington, IN
 

Adolescents face many challenges, as their bodies and minds transition into young adulthood. The pressures and challenges that today's teens face are complex, ever-present, and more intense than ever before. With social media now being an integral part of daily life, I work to support teens to identify and uphold healthy boundaries and realistic expectations as they navigate social pressures.

— Ginger Ingersoll MacDuff, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Fircrest, WA